KEYW Corporation

  • Senior Database Engineer

    Job Locations 2 weeks ago(6/14/2019 11:14 AM)
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  • Overview

    KeyW Corporation is currently seeking a Senior Database Engineer II with a current TS/SCI clearance in the Dulles, VA area.



    The Database Engineer provides technical expertise for database design, development, implementation, information storage and retrieval, data flow and analysis.

    • Develops relational and/or Object-Oriented databases, database parser software, and database loading software. Projects long-range requirements for database administration and design.
    • Responsible for developing a database structure that fits into the overall architecture of the system under development and has to make trades among data volumes, number of users, logical and physical distribution, response times, retention rules, security and domain controls.
    • The Database Engineer works primarily at the front end of the lifecycle-requirements through system acceptance testing and Initial Operational Capability (IOC).
    • Develops requirements from a project’s inception to its conclusion for a particular business and Information Technology (IT) subject matter area (i.e., simple to complex systems). Assist with recommendations for, and analysis and evaluation of systems improvements, optimization, development, and/or maintenance efforts.
    • Translates a set of requirements and data into a usable document by creating or recreating ad hoc queries, scripts, and macros; updates existing queries, creates new ones to manipulate data into a master file; and builds complex systems using queries, tables, Open Database Connectivity and database storage and retrieval using Cloud methodologies.
    • Leads development of databases, database parser software, and database loading software.
    • Leads development of database structures that fit into the overall architecture of the system under development.
    • Develops requirement recommendations from a project’s inception to its conclusion for a particular Business and IT subject matter area (i.e. simple to complex systems)


    Required Skills:

    • Active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance required.
    • Six (6) or more years of database engineering experience required. [A Master’s degree in a related discipline may substitute for two (2) years of experience]

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics OR related field [Eight  (8) years of experience (for a total of ten (14) or more years) may be substituted for a degree.]
    • Apache Hadoop, PostgresSQL, MYSQL or VMware or Oracle DBMS knowledge
    • Possess knowledge of SQL Server and its tools including the facets of successfully administering a wide range of simple to highly complex environments.
    • Experience with data and schema design and engineering
    • Demonstrated practical experience with data migration from legacy systems to central repositories
    • Industry standard exchange schema implementation experience (E.g. Cybox or Capec)
    • Be able to evaluate and install new software releases, patches and system upgrades.
    • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of database tuning: software configuration, memory usage, data access, data manipulation, SQL, and physical storage.
    • Experience supporting technology strategy / roadmap.
    • Experience with development and execution of database security policies, procedures and auditing-experience with database authentication methods, authorization methods, and data encryption techniques. 
    • Possess good communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Must work well in a team environment as well as independently.
    • Must exhibit good time management skills, independent decision making capability; focus on customer service.
    • Ability to work with the other technical members of the team to administer and support the overall database and applications environment.

    Desired Skills:

    • Experience database engineering support to DHS, DoD or Intelligence Customers
    • Data Scientist skills and experience
    • Understanding of Certification and Accreditation (NIST 800-53) processes as they apply to database technologies
    • Operating system and hardware platform knowledge preferred.
    • Experience working with large unstructured data sets
    • Experience with Map/Reduce technologies
    • Experience with process development and deployment
    • Trained in Six Sigma Methodology
    • ITIL knowledge and certification

    Desired Certifications:

    • Cloudera Certified Professional (CCP): Data Scientist
    • CCDH: Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop
    • CCAH: Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop
    • CCSHB: Cloudera Certified Specialist in Apache HBase
    • CSSLP Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
    • Database specific certifications as appropriate to position
    • DODI 8570.1 Compliance at IAT Level I certification highly desired.

    Clearance Requirement: This position requires a Top Secret/SCI security clearance


    KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


    How to Apply?

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    KeyW EEO Statement

    Employment decisions at the Company will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of. (1) race, (2) religion, (3) creed, (4) color, (5) national origin, (6) ancestry, (7) sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), (8) age, (9) medical condition, (10) marital or domestic partner status, (11) sexual orientation, (12) gender, (13) gender identity, (14) gender expression and transgender status, (15) mental disability or physical disability, (16) genetic information, (17) military or veteran status, (18) citizenship, (19) low-income status, or (20) any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    About the Organization

    KeyW is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jacobs.


    About Jacobs

    Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With approximately $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit, and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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